robforbes (2030) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a jet black with a medium brown head and great lacing.
smell is of black licorice, some cocoa, and roasted malt.
taste is smooth, licorice, cocoa, and malt. ends a little tangy.
DeanF (1628) - Nunavut, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great mix between pronounced licorice and dark imperial stout. Huge black body and head, but a sweet finish. This could have been awful but ended up quite spectacular.
stantheman (563) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Alibi Room in Gastown. Wow! The licorice really comes on strong here. Itís okay, but I prefer slightly more complexity in my stouts.
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A litre of a story in licorice. Black with a large head, big lace. Black licorice and anise. Looks like a stout but overwhelmed by the licorice taste. Significant carbonation.
presario (4522) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sammy Grey Cup 2012. Black with brown head. Big bitter black licorice aroma. Delicious black licorice flavour. Maybe my favourite Howe Sound beer.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: An over-the-top extreme experiment in how much liquorice you can cram into a beer.
How: Bit 1L capped + flip-top bottle. Consumed when
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head
In long: Nose is quite something, nothing subtle here, I had got such a strong liquorice aroma from a beer. I also got a strong star anise presence in the aroma but Iím not sure if the beer is actually spiced. Taste is pretty much the same. An overload of black liquorice over a bed of star anise. Roastiness here and there. Very sweet, which when combined with the other flavors make for one hell of a candy beer. This is not a very good beer but it is one that is really worth experiencing once, so over-the-top that it is actually fun, I shared my bottle with a few friends and some of us laughed out loud at its over-the-top aroma & flavor. This is my rating number 5000!!!! Wow, what a milestone, so much time spent on ratebeer to get there, this is awesome, probably almost as awesome as having a real life.
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
September 30, 2011 with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow, jerc and mabel. 1 lite swing-top bottle c/o J&K. Black pour, thick looking, with a lovely mottled light brown lasting pancake batter head. Aroma is mostly anise with a backdrop of dark cereal roast and alcohol and some bitterness. Taste is a little more complex - anise, chocolate, plum, more alcohol and wildflower bitterness. Solid body, decent carbonation - starts fruity/boozy and finishes herbal/floral. Simple, but an actually refreshing impy stout.
sulawang (526) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours blackish-brown, small foamy head, a few fast moving CO2 streams. Mainly licorice and star anise on the nose. Drinks with a very creamy-buttery mouthfeel up front, medium sweetness (7/10), transitioning into aromas of licorice root, star anise, roasted malts, with hints of vanilla & coffee, leading to a roasted bitter finish. Medium complexity, med-high depth, great transitions, good carry, very nice drinkability. Iím not a huge fan of licorice but this one is balanced very well.
MrFecesious (734) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this a few times. Interesting beer. Pours a deep, dark brown with dark beige cap. Aroma of licorice, chocolate, maybe mint. Taste is very licorice, burnt malts, chocolate, herb liqueur.
HenryXXX (201) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark black with lacy beige head. The nose has a punch of black licorice, fennel/anise. With subtle hints of mint, chocolate and jagermister. It has a full body mouth feel. This stout has a very strong anis/fennel flavor with layers of mint chocolate chip. The finish is very medicinal and jagermister.
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